IOWA CITY, Ia. — The star-crossed basketball career of Iowa's Dale Jones continued Sunday with word that the senior forward will miss eight to nine weeks after fracturing his right wrist in Thursday's game against Seton Hall.
Jones, a Waterloo native, was already working his way back from a second knee surgery. Swelling in the knee kept him out of Iowa's first two games this season.
In the third game, Jones made his season debut late in the first half and suffered the injury after only 2 minutes on the court.
“All of us feel for Dale, as this is another unfortunate setback in his collegiate career,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said in a university news release. “Dale has demonstrated a tremendous amount of dedication and perseverance returning from two previous season-ending knee injuries. Dale has the support of his teammates and coaches, and we are certain he will have an impact on this team later this season.”
Jones transferred to Iowa in 2015 after three years at Tyler Junior College in Texas, where he missed one season after suffering his first knee injury in 2014. He played seven games for the Hawkeyes last year before another knee injury sustained in a Dec. 1. practice ended his season.
Jones is one of only two seniors on Iowa's roster, the other being guard Peter Jok.